News Alert: San Bernardino County, CA: Daylight Saving Time ends early Sunday morning so set clocks back an hour, and change smoke and carbon dioxide alarms batteries.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Sources: San Bernardino County Fire Department and National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Information):

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San Bernardino County, California: Just a reminder to everybody that Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7th, 2021.

Picture: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Courtesy):

This means that residents of San Bernardino County, California, including in the Colorado River desert community of Needles, California, you will need to set clocks back an hour.

Reminder for those living in Needles, California, if you travel into Nevada and Arizona, people in Nevada will be setting clocks back an hour but people in Arizona will not have to do any setting of clocks.

Daylight Saving Time will start again on Sunday, March 13th, 2022.

Picture: San Bernardino County Fire Department (Courtesy):

As we change our clocks later tonight, the San Bernardino County Fire Department want everybody to please take a few minutes to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

The San Bernardino County Fire Department wants to remind everybody while your phones, computers and tablets push the time forward an hour but keep you and your family safe by changing smoke alarm batteries.

Working smoke alarms save lives, that tell-tale beeping can get everyone out safely and avoid tragedy.

An alarm should be installed on every floor of your home, in every bedroom, and outside of all sleeping areas.

*** Here are some tips for installing smoke alarms: ***

  • The best place to mount your smoke alarm is on the ceiling
  • Keep smoke alarms at least 4-6 inches away from the nearest wall
  • Always test your newly installed smoke alarm
  • If you cannot mount the alarm on the ceiling, install it high on the wall 4-12 inches from the ceiling See less

It’s simple: the more alarms you have, the greater your chances are of surviving a fire. Don’t skimp on smoke alarms around the home! However, just installing a smoke alarm is NOT enough. It needs to be tested monthly and the batteries changed every year. You should also replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.

*** Get smoke Alarm Safety Tips at the following San Bernardino County Fire Department website: ***

https://www.sbcfire.org/SafetyTips/ChangeClocksandBatteries.aspx

In addition to working smoke alarms, every household should have an evacuation plan. Practice it! Make sure everyone knows how to get out and where to meet. Never go back inside a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the dispatcher when you call 911. Firefighters have the proper training to perform rescues.

A working smoke alarm can decrease a family’s risk of dying in a fire by nearly 50 percent. Batteries from household smoke alarms may be recycled at your nearest household hazardous waste recycling facility.

** For more fire safety information and tips or to find household hazardous waste locations, please visit the following San Bernardino County Fire Department’s website: **

https://www.sbcfire.org/

Have a good extra night of sleep everybody.

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